Guido Pella stuns Cilic at Wimbledon; Djokovic, Nadal advance; Wawrinka out

Wimbledon analyst John McEnroe

In the third Grand Slam of the season, Nadal defeated Mikhail Kukushkin 6-4, 6-3, 6-4, and is now just one victory away from making sure he'll leave London with the world number one ranking, regardless of Roger Federer's result.

Venus Williams suffered a stunning Wimbledon exit as the five-time champion became the latest star to crash out in a 6-2, 6-7 (5/7), 8-6 defeat against Kiki Bertens on Friday.

"So the rain helped me a lot".

Minaur, who is Australian, had never stepped on the Wimbledon grass before this year, and in his first appearance he is already in the third round.

Highly-rated American Frances Tiafoe edged out France's Julien Benneteau 4-6 6-3 6-4 6-2.

Former champions Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic battled into the Wimbledon third round on Thursday but third seed and 2017 runner-up Marin Cilic crashed out.

Djokovic called for a trainer and had his left leg massaged when leading 4-3 in the third set. But Keys won the next five games and broke again to level the set score.

If anyone doubted Serena Williams was worth consideration as a victor of this tournament for an eighth time - let alone the 25th seeding that has caused a minor stir in the locker room - she provided the most emphatic statement of intent with her third straight-sets win of the week to reach the fourth round on a wave of growing self-belief.

Struff, who recovered from two sets down in both of his opening matches, began in encouraging fashion but was broken in the sixth game after back-to-back winners from the Swiss great.

Anderson hit 34 aces to beat Andreas Seppi 6-3 6-7 (5) 6-3 6-4 and set up a third-round meeting with Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany.

Del Potro showed he is shaping up nicely for tougher matches ahead with a 6-4 6-1 6-2 romp past Spanish veteran Feliciano Lopez to reach the third round at Wimbledon on Thursday.

In a match full of big swings, Keys led 5-2 in the first set before Rodina won the next nine games to go 4-0 up in the second.

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